Central London Group September Meeting

Our September meeting had as its theme “Storytelling”, which could be interpreted as a series of photographs with an obvious narrative thread, various ways of editing to achieve a narrative or even a single image which tells a story. And the work that people showed did range from very literal interpretations of the theme: real stories set at a country fair (Sue) or a sheep fair (Jim) to meditations of what makes up a story. Chris and Heather showed self-published books that by their very page-turning nature become stories of particular places. Sally celebrated the regeneration of Liverpool. Edith composed an elegy for an ancestor who had been a great gardener. Lucy showed a single photograph of a woman praying on a riverbank in India, which was a story in itself. Antonia put together a short “autobiography” made up of the places where she had lived. Natalie transformed a personally important week in Scotland into a series of water ripples and reflections. Peter had a series of “scene of the crime” shots that set the scene before our imaginations make up a story. Brendan scanned slides he made in 1986 when a medical student in Tanzania. Simon had the most abstract interpretation of the theme: a short story of patterns of light and shadow and mysterious texture.

Edith Templeton

Jim Paterson

Simon Butcher

Peter Luck

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. The theme will be Haunted/Distopia/Destruction – as we head towards Winter an opportunity to examine the darker side of life! Please bring along any work you wish to share on a memory stick or in print or book form.
Advance notice for November: Night Photography

2016 Meeting Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 16th November
Wednesday 14th December

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